Keswick is a market town situated to the north of Derwentwater and nestling in the shadow of the Skiddaw range of fells. The town was granted its market charter in 1276 by Edward the First and there is still a Saturday market to this day. During the time of Elizabeth the First rich minerals were discovered in the Newland and Borrowdale valleys and because of the locals lack of expertise Germany miners were used.
During the nineteenth century vistors to Keswick increase dramatically due to the opening of the railway and the attraction of the Lakeland poets. Today the major business in Keswick is tourism and most other work is linked to the tourism industry. For more comprehensive information and history of Keswick why not visit en.wikipedia.org/wki/Keswick_Cumbria.
Keswick is a wonderful place to walk, tour or just relax and there are numerous attractions locally for visitors to enjoy. Here are just few ...
Theatre by the Lake: The theatre by completed in 1999 and offers performance all year round. At Dorchester House we are able to provide vouchers which for certain performances and tickets give a £2.00 discount. To find out more details of the performances at the theatre why not visit www.theatrebythelake.co.uk.
Keswick Launch Company: A launch operates from Keswick providing the visitor with a glimpse of the beautiful area from Derwentwater. The full excursion takes 50 minutes, however passengers may get off at any of the six stopping points on the lake. At Dorchester House we are able to provide tickets for the round the lake excrsion at discounted rates. To find out more about the Keswick Launch and why not vist www.keswick-launch.co.uk.
Whinlatter Visitor Centre: With a Go Ape course, Altura mountain biking trial, cafe and Osprey Watch Centre. For further information on this unique centre visit www.forestry.gov.uk/website/recreation.
Trotters World of Animals: Set in a 25 acre park with over 100 different species and incuding keeper led demonstrations. For further information and programme timetable visit www.trottersworld.co.uk.
Honister Slate Mine: A visit to a operating slate mine which incudes Mine Tours and for the willing a climb up the Via Ferrata. For much more information visit www.honister-slate-mine.co.uk.
For more information on other activities and attractions visit their websites as shown are as follows:
For further details of attractions, events and activities within the Keswick visit www.keswick.org/whats-on/whats-on-in-keswick.
Originally built as a Keswick guesthouse, Dorchester House is a late Victorian property which has been modernised to meet today's needs but retains many original features.
All rooms have thermostatically controlled central heating, remote controlled colour television, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and access to WiFi.
Dorchester House is a short walk from Keswick town centre with its many shops, public houses, restaurants, and other attractions.
We are also only minutes from the shores of Keswick's Lake Derwentwater and within easy reach of the local fells.
Dorchester House provides an extensive range of options for guests at breakfast time. Whereever possible we endeavour to source breakfast produce locally offer to our guests a unique Cumbrian experience.
Keswick is home to many events, including the Keswick Convention, Keswick Jazz Festival, Keswick Beer Festival, and much more.
Keswick and the surrounding area also has a great deal of attractions and activities for visitors.
Tariffs range from £32 to £42 per person per night, with children at concessionary rates. All tarrifs quoted in reply to booking enquiries will be based on a room rate.
We regret that we are uable to provide accommodation for children under the age of six years.
To enquire about room availability and exact pricing for your stay in our bed and breakfast, please fill in our online enquiry form and we will contact you via e-mail as soon as possible.